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Fracking issues raised by Auburn wastewater report

AUBURN, N.Y. -- An engineering firm hired by Auburn to clear the way for the city to accept wastewater from gas drilling has concluded the city's wastewater treatment plant can't handle it.

The firm's study could have broad implications in New York's debate about hydrofracking.

The report, by the engineering firm GHD, Inc., in Cazenovia, said that because of the high levels of chlorides (a constituent of salt) in gas drilling wastewater, the Auburn wastewater treatment plant "has no additional capacity to accept vertical natural gas well wastewater."

4-22-14 Letter to Governor Cuomo Requesting Immediate Action Due to Auburn Headworks Analysis of Natural Gas Drilling Wastewater Hazards

April 22, 2014

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
New York State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Greetings:

I write respectfully to request that you take immediate action to safeguard New York’s environment from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) inadequate regulation of natural gas drilling wastewater dumping hazards. This highly polluted wastewater contains a wide range of metals, organic chemicals and radionuclides that are toxic and persistent.

The Maybe State


Anti-Fracking Protesters in Albany

They’ve become a fixture at the governor’s public appearances: Dozens, hundreds, sometimes more than a thousand activists bearing signs that read “No Fracking Way” and “Don’t Frack With Our Future.” Some have beards and bang on drums, some wear business attire. Sometimes they’re joined by Mark Ruffalo, who played the Incredible Hulk in the Avengers movie. And sometimes Pete Seeger turns up to sing “This Land is Your Land.”

Epic State of the State Rally Thronged by 2,000+ Fractivists/Thanks So Much/Keep Slugging

Greetings:

I want to thank each and every individual, group and institution that made our 2014 State of the State Rally a stupendous success. The event was thronged by more than 2,000 Fractivists who made their overwhelming presence known to everyone attending Governor Cuomo's address. The result was epic pandemonium.

Vote With Your Feet This Wednesday/Attend State of the State on January 8th in Albany/Illuminating WNBF Interview

Happy New Year. Check out my WNBF interview about Wednesday's State of the State Rally: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/news/2014-1-6/wnbf-intervi...

If you would like to contribute financial support to this campaign, please call 800 2 TOXICS (800 286 9427). Thank you for your consideration.

Learn more about this campaign at: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale

Come One, Come All to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address on January 8th in Albany

If you would like to contribute financial support to continue this campaign effort, please call 800 2 TOXICS (800 286 9427). Thank you for your consideration.

Greetings:

It is hard to believe, but we keep creeping closer and closer to yet another year without Marcellus Shale Fracking in New York.

DEC Commissioner Martens: State health report on hydrofracking not coming any time soon


Don't expect a final, state report on the health aspects of hydrofracking any time soon, said Joe Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Martens was referring to a report being compiled by state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, who this past summer said he was examining other studies across the country, including those being done by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Pennsylvania.

More Personalized Communications Sent to Fracking Panel Members Requesting Halt to Secret DOH Review and Requiring Comprehensive Shale Fracking Public Health Impact Study

You can view and sign the letter to Members of the Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel at: http://apps.toxicstargeting.com/panel_email_template.php

My name is Wayne W. I write today because my wife and I fear the Dr. Shah DOH Fracking review is little more than a sham to make the public think that health impacts are being meaningfully addressed.

Fracking panel member wants stronger NY health review

A Southern Tier assemblywoman is asking the state to put an immediate pause on the Health Department’s review of hydraulic fracturing, instead calling for a more-comprehensive analysis that is “transparent and thorough.”

In a letter this week to state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell, Broome County, knocked the state’s current review of fracking’s health impacts.

Fracking panel member wants NY health review put on hold

A Southern Tier assemblywoman is asking the state to put an immediate pause on the Health Department's review of hydraulic fracturing, instead calling for a more-comprehensive analysis that is "transparent and thorough."

In a letter Wednesday to state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell, Broome County, knocked the state's current review of fracking's health impacts.

Will NY natural gas future break from problems of its past? DEC lacks funds to plug tens of thousands of leaky wells


Discharge from this abandoned well killed an acre of vegetation in Oneida County

The debate over natural gas development in New York has mostly been about the future. But residents living over New York’s abundant gas reserves must also figure out what to do about the past.

Cuomo says 'No Do-Over' on Fracking Health Review



Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state’s health study of hydrofracking doesn’t need a “do-over” as a member of his administration’s review panel charged yesterday.

Cuomo appeared unfamiliar with Binghamton Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo’s call for a new health review when asked about it in Utica on Thursday.

Cuomo on fracking review: "I think we're doing a good job on it"


Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's comfortable with the state's review of hydraulic fracturing, telling reporters in Utica that his administration is "doing the best we can to understand all the facts."

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